i've always admired audredy hepburn even though her performances were a little before my time. one of the earliest movie going experiences that i can remember was with my mom seeing Wait Until Dark. boy, did that movie spook me. not only because i was fairly young, but because ms. hepburn did such an excellent job at acting as the blind victim who had to outwit her attacker. of course, later, when i was older, i watched Breakfast at Tiffany's and My Fair Lady.
she was such a good actress. but that's about all i knew about her. i didn't know what kind of person she was. below is a wonderful poem she wrote when asked to share her "beauty tips." it was read at her funeral years later.
for lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.
for a slim figure, share your food with the hungry.
for beautiful hair, let a child run his/her fingers through it once a day.
for poise, walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone.
people, even more than things, have to be
restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed,and redeemed;
never throw out anyone.
remember, if you ever need a helping hand,
you will find one at the end of each of your arms.
as you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands;
one for helping yourself, and the other for helping others."
i just thought that was beautiful. those are words we all should strive to live out. it's probably what made her such a beautiful lady, inside and out. here is one more quote.
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